Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
This Wednesday Elder Nielsen celebrates his 21st birthday. If you have a minute, send him a birthday wish at firstname.lastname@example.org. I know he would love to hear from his friends and family. Thanks for all your support and prayers. He's another year older and definitely wiser. Here is some of his funny letter home this week. XO - K.
Hiiii mom! I LOVE YOU! IT'S ME! THE BIRTHDAY BOY. 21 years of life. How did I get this old? It makes me feel better when you think that around 1/3 of your life is spent sleeping so I'm about to reach my 14th year of conscious life. I can't wait until I'm 15. Maybe we can throw a quinceañera.
I'm doing really good. Just chillin in bed right now. We just helped this guy move. Who would have thought that a huge part of missionary work is helping people move houses? Elizabeth is the DMV of America. People come here with intent to leave as fast as humanly possible.
Elder Hunt, what a nice guy. He is very funny and also a shy guy. His been out for like 18 months and has had some pretty hard companions and he thanked me for being normal. Lol jokes on him amiright. But he's a really nice guy and works hard and I couldn't ask for more.
A package just came from Jean and she gave me some cookies and a ton of money. What a nice woman. Will you send me her address so I can write a quick thank you note?
Speaking of birthdays, I have like 5 meal appointments I'm going to on Wednesday. Literally lol. Some people have wanted me to tell you that they're taking care of me. You know what I want for my birthday? Regular portion sizes of meals. If it wasn't for the ridiculous amount of exercise we do every morning I would be like 399 pounds. Last year I was with Elder Jacobs and he bought me a cake and then ate like 96% of it. A man amongst boys. I'm happy to be here and to be loving our Father's children and to be as happy as I am.
I love the talk you sent me on Criticism, Compassion and Charity. LOVE. IT. I love the whole thing. I like his integration of the secular and the spiritual. Because it's true; I've felt the Spirit while listening to Bach as well as listening to Handel's The Messiah. "God isn't interested in the distinctions we make between the sacred and the secular." I also like his approach on doubt and faith because things have answers and the Church is alive and perfect because Jesus Christ is alive and perfect.
You know what I can't feel the Spirit with? EFY music.
EFY music hurts my testimony. (lol)
This week I thought it would be a good idea to do a lemonade stand/ spiritual survey booth and it should be very fun. I can't wait to meet a bunch of weirdos. All weirdos live in NJ. Weirdos are awesome.
Going to the store. I LOVE YOU!!!! I hope you know it. I think about you all the time and you help me keep going more than you could possibly realize. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Xoxoxoxoxoxo
--your boy. ❤️
Called to Serve June 2016-2018
My son is currently serving a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This Blog is for family and friends interested in following his adventures for the next 24 months.